Volunteer rescuers’ sad job to recover lifeless body

My heart goes out to not only the husband and family of the woman who fell 150 feet to her death on Snowdonia’s Tryfan mountain on Friday but also to the volunteer mountain rescuers who searched for her and eventually found her body. Obviously the loss felt by a husband or immediate family member cannot … Continue reading Volunteer rescuers’ sad job to recover lifeless body

Ups and Downs of one of ‘those’ days

   UP: Kate who posted the video that went viral. DOWN: My car's gearbox goes wrong - again. Have you ever had one of ‘those’ days? Well, yesterday was certainly one of those for me. It started before Lisa and I went to bed. Just after midnight, I posted a new entry on my blog … Continue reading Ups and Downs of one of ‘those’ days

‘Hen Wlad’, ‘Flower of Scotland’ and ‘Jerusalem’?

     Wales: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau     Scotland: Flower of Scotland         England: Jerusalem ?? If memory serves me correctly, it was in 2001 (or thereabouts) that I used my opinion column in the newspaper group for which I was senior editor to call for the British national anthem to be reserved for purely British use. … Continue reading ‘Hen Wlad’, ‘Flower of Scotland’ and ‘Jerusalem’?

Time for a moment’s reflection about council prayers

   Exactly what part should prayers play, if any at all, in government proceedings at both national and locals? That question is being raised, once again, in the UK – in fact in Wales, where we used to live. Campaigners are calling on one of the country’s 22 regional authorities, Carmarthenshire, to drop its Christian … Continue reading Time for a moment’s reflection about council prayers